Paper: Handling Syntactical Ambiguity In Machine Translation

ACL ID P84-1111
Title Handling Syntactical Ambiguity In Machine Translation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1984

The difficulties to be met with the resolu- tion of syntactical ambiguity in MT can be at least partially overcome by means of preserving the syntactical ambiguity of the source language into the target language. An extensive study of the co- rrespondences between the syntactically ambiguous structures in English and Bulgarian has provided a solid empirical basis in favor of such an approach. Similar results could be expected for other suffi- ciently related languages as well. The paper con- centrates on the linguistic grounds for adopting the approach proposed.